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Old 09-26-2010, 12:06 PM   #1
 
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Default Ugly hair... what can I do (pic)

Dear members!

I'm 18 years old and know nothing about hair, seriously. But I know that my hair looks... ugly and I'm looking for suggestions what I can do with them. Straightened they look wonderful, but it takes me nearly an hour to straighten them properly and it damages them a lot. I also tried a few days ago just using Conditioner and then letting them air-dry... but that makes them oily and takes like 30-40% of the Volume away. Looks weird.

This is my hair: http://i53.tinypic.com/2nquyvb.jpg

Excuse me, but I just woke up... and look like a hot mess in my "baggy-sleep-clothes" and make a weird face, so I censored it for you...

greetings and thank you for your time ^^

Edit: Can someone say which hairtype I am?
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Old 09-26-2010, 12:15 PM   #2
 
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I think you are a 2b or 3a..or maybe even 2a.

did you use any product in your hair the night before you took that picture?

Just trying to get an idea of your hair...
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Old 09-26-2010, 12:19 PM   #3
 
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I think you are a 2b or 3a..or maybe even 2a.

did you use any product in your hair the night before you took that picture?

Just trying to get an idea of your hair...
Hello and thank you for the answer :P

Yes, I used some home products (eggs, olive oil and joghurt... mixed together) for my hair because it was ultraaa dry and I didn't know what to do. After 2 hours I rinsed it out with water, put a t-shirt over my hair and went to sleep. Don't know if this procedure makes any sense at all, I just wanted to try it. :[
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Old 09-26-2010, 12:37 PM   #4
 
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Your hair is not ugly.
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Old 09-26-2010, 02:44 PM   #5
 
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Your hair is not ugly.
Then let's change our hair!

I have a general question: Can I untangle my hair with a brush like this before I wash them? Wet hair oder dry hair? Or is this not good at all?

I can't untangle my hair properly with my fingers, my curls are to tangled up at the end of the day. =[
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Old 09-26-2010, 03:04 PM   #6
 
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Hi Tremari and welcome! It looks like you have some really nice wavy curls. And maybe you have fine hair because it got easily over-conditioned recently.
Here is a link to techniques for hair styling:
TECHNIQUES LINKS: SuperSoaker,Spritz&Condish,Plopping,Frizz,Clipping IceQueen, etc
Keep reading here about hair care. And please join us in the 2 sub-forum where we talk a lot about working with wavy curls.
It takes some of us a long time to figure out our hair. There is a lot of trial and error and that is very frustrating. That's why NaturallyCurly.com is here! Dive in and learn as much as you can.

I prefer to detangle my hair in the shower with a wide tooth comb while there is conditioner in it to help the comb slip through. I used to brush and comb so many times each day! It caused a lot of damage.

The conditioner mix you made is very moisturizing. I think when you learn more about your hair and get practice styling it, you're going to have some really lovely loose curls.

Also learn your hair's properties:
http://www.livecurlylivefree.com/cur...r%20basics.htm
This will help you a lot in understanding why your hair behaves as it does.
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Old 09-26-2010, 03:42 PM   #7
 
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I'd actually be thrilled with your hair. I would give it a good solid one inch trim, put a few long layers in and go CG... it would be stunning. I happen to prefer waves to my own 3a/b curls....
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Old 09-26-2010, 04:11 PM   #8
 
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You have a nice length and curls that are waiting to come out. You should check out the curly girl method:

http://www.wikihow.com/Follow-the-Cu...for-Curly-Hair
http://www.ylcf.org/gotcurl/ (outdated product recs)
http://dormroomcurly.blogspot.com/20...ons-table.html

Here are some basic tips for curly hair that you might find helpful:
*Try to find a stylist who knows how to work with curly hair. A great tool for finding curly stylists in your area: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlsalons
*Don't shampoo every day.
*Comb conditioner through hair in the shower.
*Apply styling products to dripping wet hair. Scrunch or twirl hair to achieve desired shape. A leave in conditioner under gel is generally good.
*Avoid terrycloth towels on hair; use linen, paper towels, or t-shirts instead. Scrunch out excess moisture at this point and re-add products as needed.
*Try plopping to decrease drying time: http://www.wikihow.com/Plop-Your-Hair
*Air dry or use a diffuser with your blowdryer.
*Don't touch (or brush!) your hair while itís drying.
*Once completely dry scrunch out any crunchy texture.

hope that helps!
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Old 09-26-2010, 04:12 PM   #9
 
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I think your hair is very pretty. Maybe a different finishing product would give you an end result you are happier with, but I would love to have those pretty waves and loose curls, and length that you have!
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Old 09-26-2010, 04:32 PM   #10
 
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Your hair is not ugly.
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Some 2b in the back, mostly (using FIA) 2c/F/iii.

Fine hair, normal porosity, and normal elasticity.

I'm still new to this CG stuff, so ANY tips you could give me are appreciated.

I have Celiac Disease, which means I can't eat or use products with wheat in it.

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Old 09-26-2010, 04:50 PM   #11
 
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Hmmmm............
Your hair look alot like mine B4 coming to this site and using some of the products and methods I found here.
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Old 09-26-2010, 08:51 PM   #12
 
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Wavy or curly hair is like a puzzle you have to figure out. Once you figure out what your hair wants, you'll know how to treat it for life. I agree that you have amazing hair just waiting to come out.
Come on over to the 2 boards and we'll help you figure out your hair.

Did you use the egg/olive oil/yogurt on the day you washed with conditioner only? Olive oil is too heavy for my hair and will make it look oily and loose volume.
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